Born and raised in Rochester, NY, I have always loved movies. I would always reenact scenes and impersonate other actors. I was never certain what to do as a career however. When I saw The Social Network in theaters, it blew me away. Everything about that movie was correct in every way. I enrolled at Hofstra University the next year to make movies.
For my senior film class, I was required to write, direct, edit, and cast my own short film. It is called Off the Rails. It tells the story of a young boy with autism who befriends a young girl with Asperger's. Together, they learn to respect one another while trying to make sense of the world around them. The link of the film is here: https://vimeo.com/137853101. The password is offtherailsfilm.
It premiered at Hofstra's student film festival where it won second place. The lead actor in my film is Elias D'Onofrio, son of Vincent. Mr. D'Onofrio came to the festival and saw my film. He said I was a born storyteller and to never stop making movies.
I also love acting as well. I have extensive background in stage and with film. My ultimate dream is to make something amazing and memorable and to collaborate with other great artists. Can't wait to do that with you!
Name: Alessandro Girolami
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Actor, Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter and Voice Actor
2nd Place for Best Film at Hofstra University Film Festival
Film (Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Set in the 1980s, a young Italian-American from the "wrong side of the tracks" falls for a Jewish girl from Long Island.
Going in Style
Film (Comedy and Crime) Miscellaneous Crew A reboot of the 1979 movie that was directed by Martin Brest and featured George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg. Three seniors, who are living social security check to check and even reduced to eating dog food at times, decide they have had enough. So, they plan to rob a bank...problem is, they don't even know how to handle a gun! A social commentary on growing old in America and what we are sometimes driven to, due to circumstances. Written by William Adkins
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew When Claire is challenged to an online dating game, she has seven days to figure out the identity of her mystery crush. As she plays further into the game, she realizes that she's falling for her cyber crush...but will she chose him in the end?
Off the Rails
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Director An autistic boy meets a girl with Asperger's. Despite their radically different characteristics, they learn to respect their differences and try to understand the world around them.
Television (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Blue Bloods follows the lives of the NYPD's First Family of Law Enforcement: the Reagans. Frank, the Police Comissioner and son of former PC Henry Reagan, must balance his duties of running the largest police force in the world and being his kids' boss. His daughter Erin is an Assistant District Attorney, son Danny is a senior detective and fellow Marine Veteran, and new Harvard Law grad turned cop, Jamie all swirl through this family drama and passionately defend their city from harm. The Irish-American family is deeply rooted in their patriotism, passion, and love of family.
Film (Short, Drama, Family and Fantasy) Miscellaneous Crew A recently divorced family, comprised of a mother, father, and little girl, struggle to assimilate to their new lives. The girl, Abigail, resorts to surprising alternative methods to cope.
A Crime to Remember
Television (Documentary and Crime) Miscellaneous Crew A look back at famous cases from the past.
Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)